Posted in Amateur Astronomy, Photography, Science

The Smiling Sky

Picture source: BBC News

Two planets Venus and Jupiter were at conjunction and  mimicked a “double star” and were only 2 degrees apart and the crescent moon below them gave the appearance of a smiling face on 1st Dec, 08…a beautiful sight indeed.

“This week’s planet conjunction marks the second time this year that Venus and Jupiter have mimicked a brilliant “double star” in our sky. Back on February 1st, they appeared together in the eastern sky before dawn. At that time they nestled even closer together — only ½° apart.

The last time these two planets were paired in the evening sky and easily seen was September 2005, when they appeared about 1½° apart. They won’t be this close together and well placed for evening viewing again until May 2013 (1° apart).”

Source: Sky and Telescope

Posted in Islamic Knowledge, Pakistan, Photography, Take Heed!

Pics of Korangi Creek Karachi – After the Rain

وَأَغۡرَقۡنَا ٱلَّذِينَ ڪَذَّبُواْ بِـَٔايَـٰتِنَآ‌ۚ إِنَّہُمۡ ڪَانُواْ قَوۡمًا عَمِينَ

…and We drowned those who denied Our Ayats (Signs). Lo! they were blind folk.

(Quran- Surah Araaf: 63)

This was the punishment of the people of Nooh (as)…so won’t we take heed after the disastrous rains that lashed Karachi ? Wont we repent and make amends so we don’t meet the same fate? The Pictures below shows the Korangi Creek before and after the rains. The rain that devastated DHA Phase IV and V and Sea View did not do much damage to Phase VIII. The rain water accumulated in the empty plots. But the rain that started last night..has literally flooded the whole area! One can hardly make out where the creek ends and where the main land starts.The water on the empty plots is almost three feet deep and now coming on the streets.

It is the rule of Allah Tala, that when a nation or people keep on rejecting His Ayats ( Signs in the universe and Ayats of the Quran), Allah Subhana Tala sends down punishment to wipe them out.

Everybody knows the poshest localities are the most corrupt. All kinds of indecent activities, drinking, gambling occurs in such areas…and these have been the most badly affected.. I feel these recent rains are a warning…a sign from Allah keh “Sudhar Jao”…

O Allah forgive all our sins, the big, the small, the open and the hidden. O Allah guide us all and protect us all and save us from the torments ( Azaabs) and do not include us amongst the wrong doers.


Check out the fresh pics taken today morning…and take heed. What if it keeps raining? what if the creek overflows.. the whole area would be flooded.. what if the sea level rises dangerously…

Korangi Creek Before Rain after01.jpg before02.jpg



Update: Some more ayats from the Qur’an.

 Torments Come Suddenly

وَكَم مِّن قَرۡيَةٍ أَهۡلَكۡنَـٰهَا فَجَآءَهَا بَأۡسُنَا بَيَـٰتًا أَوۡ هُمۡ قَآٮِٕلُونَ

 And a great number of towns (their population) We destroyed (for their crimes). Our torment came upon them (suddenly) by night or while they were taking their midday nap. (Araaf-3)

 Allah sw sends calamities so we humble ourselves and repent

وَمَآ أَرۡسَلۡنَا فِى قَرۡيَةٍ۬ مِّن نَّبِىٍّ إِلَّآ أَخَذۡنَآ أَهۡلَهَا بِٱلۡبَأۡسَآءِ وَٱلضَّرَّآءِ لَعَلَّهُمۡ يَضَّرَّعُونَ

(Araaf -93) And We sent no Prophet unto any town (and they denied him), but We seized its people with suffering from extreme poverty (or loss in wealth) and loss of health (and calamities), so that they might humiliate themselves (and repent to Allâh).

 Punishments come due to our own misdeeds

 وَلَوۡ أَنَّ أَهۡلَ ٱلۡقُرَىٰٓ ءَامَنُواْ وَٱتَّقَوۡاْ لَفَتَحۡنَا عَلَيۡہِم بَرَكَـٰتٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَلَـٰكِن كَذَّبُواْ فَأَخَذۡنَـٰهُم بِمَا ڪَانُواْ يَكۡسِبُونَ

(Araaf- 95) And if the people of the towns had believed and had the Taqwâ (piety), certainly, We should have opened for them blessings from the heaven and the earth, but they belied (the Messengers). So We took them (with punishment) for what they used to earn (polytheism and crimes).

Posted in Photography, Pics iV Snapped

Window to the past…


View from the gap in a window, which used to be mine… a year ago.. in Leeds.

Was going through old pics and found this one…I remember i was working on my dissertation, when suddenly the sky grew dark and it rained so hard and it was so windy that the entire sky  turned grey…

My friend Anvita got stuck in this storm and she said the water was ankle deep. It turned out there was a cyclone passing by Leeds.

I miss Leeds…it was my home for more than one and a half year..

Posted in Amateur Astronomy, Photography

BefoRe the Venus Occultation

ChandTaravenus3.jpgvenus4.jpgVenus and Moon through the Telescope.

The skies were clear, with only a few passing clouds. Venus disappeared behind the moon around 9:00 PM Pakistan Standard Time. It reappeared from behind the moon quite close to the horizon, so I was unable to capture the appearance on camera. The camera was not capturing it.

I filmed the disappearance on a camcorder, but it will take time for me to transfer the video to the pc. I took pictures, direct from the camera and also from the eye piece of my Telescope. Sky Watcher Explorerer 130 MM. the eyepiece used was of 25mm. The disappearance was easily seen through the scope. However i was not able to see the re-appearance from the scope due to my low viewing location.

These pics of Venus and the Moon were taken with Olympus Digital Camera from Karachi Pakistan.

The first two pictures were taken with the Camera directly, while the next two are taken from the eye piece of my Skywatcher 130 MM Telescope.

More pics coming soon…

My observation and some other other beautiful pics of the occultation can be found here:

Posted in Amateur Astronomy, Photography

LoRd of tHe RinGs

Lord of the RinGs

nO Im not talking about the movie or the book, its Saturn, the lord of the ring system in our skies im talking about.

Five planets of our solar system can be easily seen in the skies and are visible as bright stars. All you need to know is where to look and when, as they are not visible all the time, but they wander around the night sky.

These days, Saturn is the only planet visible and it rises around 2 Am and can be seen easily until dawn. It was an amazing experience to view saturn through the telescope. The disk and the amazing ring system. Two of its moons were also visible. But were really tiny…

Though abviously, the view was nothing like that seen in books and media..obv nothing  compared to hubble, still it was an awsome sight. I wud need to buy more eyepieces to see details on the surface and better viewing conditions as there is too much light pollution in  my area from the creek city and the creek club.

I also took a pic of saturn, but with a mobile camera. The pic is terrible and saturn looks tinier in the pic than it really was, but i was only too happy to have been able to captureit!
Left is the hubble pic and on the right side is mine with Nokia 6280 held at the eyepiece!

Saturn ProfessionalMy Saturn

Posted in News, Palestine, Photography, Politics, Terrorist

ISraeli Terrorism

The Israeli Truth

I was forwarded this presentation. Showing the ground reality of what Israel is doing…

its easy to say.. this many people were killed .. that many died.. houses were blown … bombs were dropped, but its impossible to feel…

 Try and feel, but i must warn you, it contains VERYYY VERY disturbing images, mutilated, burt corpses , body parts…

Feel their pain and suffering.

And US and UK are still not willing to order an immediate ceasefire! the so called civilized nations of this world.

Posted in Life in Leeds, Photography

cLinGiNg fOr LiFe…

cLinGiNg fOr LiFe…

Originally uploaded by Javeria.

oNce uPoN a tIme sOmE wHeRe on a BuS  in Leeds…tHeRe waS a sWeeT Little bAby.. cLingINg for Life to hiS deaR mOtHer… 

Posted in Photography

SuRreAL sOLituDe…

SuRreAL sOLituDe

Of All the piCs iV tAkeN, tHis is My fAVe oNe… i dOnt knoW whY bUt it hAs tHat mAgiCaL fEeL tO iT….

it is a small little bridge on the way to Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds, Yorkshire.

Posted in Photography, Poetry

LOneLy bY the SeA

LOneLy bY the SeA
Originally uploaded by Javeria.

Ah! To be all alone in a little cell, to be alone, all alone:
Alone I came into the world
alone I shall go from it.

~Samuel Barber

Posted in Photography, Poetry

tHeRe miDniGhT’s aLL a gLiMmeR…

Lake isle of Innisfree
Originally uploaded by irelandseye.

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee;
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,

And evening full of the linnet's wings.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart's core.
~ W.B Yeates

Lough Gill is a lake in County Sligo in Ireland. It contains about 20 small islands, including the Lake Isle of Innisfree, Yeates was Irish and for a part of his early life lived in Sligo.

Posted in Life in Leeds, Photography

iS tHaT tHe sUmMeR sUN???

is ThaT tHe sUmMer Sun!!

yEs iT iZZ…

tHatS the deCepTivE UK weAtheR

Posted in Photography, Religion

dARwiN’s cOrneR

Darwin’s corner
Originally uploaded by Javeria.

The Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is just that! a THEORY.
But it has been propagated as a fact.In school, i remeber, we were taught the concepts of evolution and that humans were apes first and how animals changed thier physical form due to their needs. One story i can recall was that the Elephants grew the trunks so that they could clean the Noah’s Ark!!!
It was only later that i realized it was all crap! all a wildly imagined theory presented by this man called Darwin with NO scientific evidence. The Pilt Down man brought forward as proof of Evolution turned out to be the Hoax of the century made up of human skill and an Orangutan jaw.
Inspite of no proof , fact or evidence of this theory , it is presented in Schools and media as an undeniable fact. When i visited the Natural History Museum in London i was shocked to see an entire section devoted to Charles Darwin and the Theory of evolution, showing various skulls, bones and stones trying to present it as a fact.

It is amazing to note, that the British Museum presents Evolution in a highest Glory while on the other hand their universities teach that every statemnt be backed by proof and evidence and theory is just a hypothesis.. a speculation.. which has to be proved.

I would call it Hypocricy of the utmost kind!

Harun Yahya has done a wonderful job refuting Darwin here: